Recipe: Great Northern Beans with Tomatoes and Herbs

A simple and satisfying vegan dish
Recipe: Great Northern Beans with Tomatoes and Herbs

This quick and easy recipe can serve as either a simple side for your grilled entrée or as a vegetarian main course.

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Two 15.5-ounce cans Great Northern beans
Olive oil cooking spray
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 large plum tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup dry red wine
1 sprig fresh rosemary
4 fresh sage leaves, chopped
Freshly ground pepper


  1. Place the beans in a colander and rinse well under cold water. Set aside.
  2. Coat a nonstick pot with cooking spray. Add the onion and carrot. Sauté for 5 minutes over medium heat, until the onion wilts.
  3. Add the garlic and tomatoes. Continue to sauté for another 5 minutes, until the tomatoes soften.
  4. Stir in the red wine, rosemary and sage with the drained beans. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced by a quarter and the flavors have blended.
  5. Discard the rosemary and season with pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

Makes 8 servings
Per serving:

Calories: 160 (3% calories from fat)
Total fat: 0.5g
Saturated fat: 0g
Protein: 10g
Carbohydrates: 29g
Dietary fiber: 7g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 15mg
Potassium: 578mg

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Recipe from  “The Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook.”

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